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· September, 2006

Stories about Cuba from September, 2006

Argentina, Cuba: Ee Bonafini and Castro

Luis M. Garcia remembers his journalistic journey to Argentina after the election of Raul Alfonsin, where he did a story on the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo. Years later...

Puerto Rico: Anti-discrimination bill

Andrés Duque drums up support among LGBT organisations and communities to combat the blocking of an anti-discrimation bill fom being debated in the Puerto Rican legislature.

Cuba, Russia: Cold War days

Luis M. Garcia comes across a Russian news service article which states that Cuba was effectively run by the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War.

Cuba: Dengue fever

By making the eradication of the Aedes aegypti mosquito a government priority, Raúl Castro has more or less admitted that Cuba has a dengue fever problem, says Luis M. Garcia,...

Cuba: Transport conference

Luis M. Garcia finds it ironic that Cuba, “a country with one of the worst transport systems on the planet,” has been chosen as the venue for an international transport...

Cuba: Raúl's title

Cuban news daily Granma calls Raúl Castro, “President of the Council of State”. “Probably a simple sub-editing mistake,” says Luis M. Garcia.

Cuba: Oil find?

Luis M. Garcia is skeptical about reports of large quanities of oil having been found off the coast of Cuba.

India, Latin America: Business Relations

Kamla Bhatt comments on newly created partnerships between Indian and Latin American corporations.

Bahamas, Cuba: Bahamian friends

Rick Lowe questions the motives of a group calling themselves “Bahamian friends of the Cuban Five”

Cuba: Non-Aligned security

Luis M. Garcia wonders if the tight security around the summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Havana is to keep intruders out — or the delegates in.

Cuba, Various: Non-aligned with what

The members of the Non-Aligned Movement are meeting this week in Havana, prompting Jeremy Taylor to wonder whether the Movement's ideals might be more workable in theory than in practice.

Caribbean, USA: West Indian Day Parade

Will, a Dutch student newly arrived at New York's Columbia University, takes in last Monday's West Indian Day Parade: “A giant Caribbean parade which takes place in Brooklyn on the...

Cuba: Non-Aligned in Havana

Luis M. Garcia posts a photo of certain Cuban officials taken on the eve of the Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Cuba and wonders how much one should read...

Cuba, Bahamas: Ambassadorial priorities

The Cuban ambassador to the Bahamas has been promoting the Non-Aligned Movement Summit which takes place in Havana from September 11, says Rick Lowe, but “we wonder if he will...

Martinique/Guadeloupe: Hike in Prices to Cuba

According to (Fr) the Martiniquan site Bondamanjak: “Cuba just ended direct flights from Fort-de-France and Pointe-a-Pitre to Habana. That news will hinder those who have established commercial and other contacts...

Cuba, Bolivia: The ballet tours; Evo visits

Luis M. Garcia reports that the Cuban National Ballet is receiving mixed reviews on its tour of Europe and notes that a visit to Cuba by Evo Morales has been...

Cuba: Grandson of Cuba's first president

Luís Afonso Assumpção interviews the grandson of Cuba's first president.

Cuba: Non-Aligned Movement

The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) holds its heads of government meeting next week in Havana, Cuba. Luis M. Garcia remembers the NAM well from his childhood growing up in Cuba and...

Cuba: Darsi Ferrer released

Misceláneas de Cuba publishes statements made by Cuban dissident Dr. Darsi Ferrer Ramírez, who was detained by Cuban police over the weekend. Ferrer was released on Saturday.

Cuba: Chavez visits again

Cuban television has broadcast more video of ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro being visited by his friend and ally, President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela, reports Luis M. Garcia, who gleans...

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